Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - January 23, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 23

Guest Host Jerry Usher

4:00 – 40 Years Since Roe: The March for Life 2013
As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion this week, the March for Life is mourning the loss in November of its founder and long-time head, Nellie Gray. At the same time we celebrate the young female leader who has taken her place. Jeanne Monahan has recently taken the reigns of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund which is responsible for putting on the event and other D.C. activities surrounding it each year since 1974, the first anniversary of the decision. Gallup has shown a recent trend of Americans in all age groups self-identifying as pro-life, with particularly large increases among young adults. Jeanne believes the end of abortion in America will be heralded by young pro-lifers who will lead as the first generation of activists age. She is here to discuss the march and attitudes toward abortion in America.

4:20 – Canon 915, Catholic Politicians and the Fight for Life in Ireland and the US
As pro-life Americans continue to fight against abortion on demand 40 after its legalization, about 30,000 citizens of Ireland rallied last weekend against the government's proposal to permit some abortions. One of the Church’s great leaders Raymond Cardinal Burke joins us to discuss these two landmarks events we see this week. As the world’s foremost canon lawyer he also comments on Canon 915 and Catholic pro-abort politicians.

5:00 – Catholic Sexual Ethics
"Sexual Addiction" expert Dr. Monica Breaux has spent more than 15 years collecting research that validates the wisdom of the Catholic vision of sexuality Dr. Breaux has the endorsement of her Bishop, Thomas J. Olmsted, Diocese of Phoenix and is here to talk with us about Catholic Sexual Ethics.

5:40 – Will Ireland Go the Route of the US and Most European Countries?
About 30,000 people held a rally outside Ireland's parliament building on Saturday urging the government to conserve abortion laws and protect "the right of the unborn child". Pro-life activists, backed by the Catholic Church, called on Ireland's socially conservative prime minister not to introduce planned legislation that would loosen Ireland’s protection of the unborn. Five senior Catholic bishops attended the rally that took place after the Archbishop of Dublin held prayers for "the child in the womb" at a nearby church. Irish Medical Doctor Sean O’Domhnaill testified before Parliament recently on this issue and joins us today.

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